Kim Raver joins 'Grey's Anatomy' full time

Actress' recurring gig turns into a regular role on ABC series

Kim Raver is taking up permanent residence at Seattle Grace.

Raver has been upped to a regular on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" only two months after she joined the medical drama as a recurring character.

The "Lipstick Jungle" star made her debut in the ninth episode of "Grey's'" current sixth season, playing Teddy Altman, a new cardio surgeon brought in by her former Army colleague Owen (Kevin McKidd). She quickly stirred things up by professing her feelings for Owen, laying the groundwork for a love triangle with him and Christina (Sandra Oh).

Raver is expected to appear in all but one of the show's remaining episodes this season.

In becoming a regular, Raver joins two other recent additions to "Grey's," McKidd and Jessica Capshaw, who started off as recurring on the medical drama last season before being promoted to regulars.

Raver, whose series credits include "24" and "The Nine," is repped by WME and Mosaic.